Grounded - 9781783190393

Un libro in lingua di George Brant edito da Oberon Books Ltd, 2013

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"Brant’s sharp-eyed, timely script... lets no one off easy; it forces the audience into a greater awareness of our own complicity in America’s drifts. Clap all you want at the end of the play?and you’ll want to clap a lot?but the game stays with you." Time Out New York

Seamlessly blending the personal and the political, Grounded tells the story of a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Repurposed to flying remote-controlled drones in the Middle East from an air-conditioned trailer near Vegas, the Pilot struggles through surreal twelve-hour shifts far from the battlefield, hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night. A tour de force play for one actress, Grounded flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence, targeting our assumptions about war, family, and the power of storytelling.

Winner of the 2012 Smith Prize, a 2013 Scotsman Fringe First Prize, and Shortlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2013 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2013.

"Brant’s dialogue is bright and textured. Snappy storytelling is punctured by dark edges, mess-hall humour and burst of lyrics beauty." Financial Times

"Grounded is a riveting, award-winning monologue. George Brant’s script is punchy and poetic, subtly raising questions about 21st-century heroines?" Independent on Sunday

"Grounded is a powerful, hallucinogenic experience. What makes it imperative viewing is that, rather than being some sci-fi dystopia, everything in Grounded is an urgent, appalling reality: an ethical minefield about which a great deal more noise needs to be made immediately." What's on Stage

"It is a searing piece of writing." Guardian

"Grounded is impossible to take your eyes off, from start to finish [it] is a play that holds you in its palm and grips you tight?The script is layered and interesting." A Younger Theatre

"We’re gripped from the first lines of George Brant’s snappy, sparky staccato script. Outstanding..." Evening Standard

"It’s a fine, thoughtful and empathic piece of writing." Time Out

"What makes Brant’s play exceptional is its driving, white-hot sense of identification with a woman who is not, on the face of it, a sympathetic character." Scotsman

"Grounded is a striking piece of monologue theatre? an incredibly evocative play. Brant’s play navigates a problematic terrain with dramatic skill." Exeunt

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